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Oil flask (lekythos)

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A youth stands at the stele with his head turned to the monument. He has yellow hair and traces of a red mantle. The stele is hung with red fillets. On the other side of the funerary monument, a woman kneels. She appears to be weeping, and clutches the stele with one hand, and tears her hair in...

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By date unknown: Lowell D. Allen Collection (according to the entry in the Robinson catalogue: Purchased, 1886. From Athens, 1875.); December 1886, purchased by MFA from Lowell D. Allen for $ 100.00 (this is the total price for MFA 86.155 and 86.156)

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Greek, Classical Period, 450–400 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece


31.4 cm (12 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ceramic, White Ground


The Ancient World